Emtee Faces The Music| Rapper Turns Himself In To Police Over Alleged Domestic Violence Incident
Award-winning rapper Mthembeni Ndevu, popularly known as Emtee voluntarily surrendered himself to police custody at Midrand Police Station on Wednesday.
This action was in response to assault allegations brought against him by his estranged wife, Nicole Chinsamy.
After being accused by Chinsamy of physical assault on Valentine’s Day while she was pregnant, the Manando hitmaker became the subject of a viral video posted on March 3.
The video shows the hip-hop artist engaging in an argument with Chinsamy and a woman who was identified as his mother-in-law.
In the video, Ndevu can be heard asking why his mother-in-law was present in their house, to which she replied that she wanted to protect her daughter from him.
During the argument in the video, Chinsamy can be seen approaching the camera with her cellphone in hand, showing a picture of her bruised and swollen eye allegedly caused by the assault incident.
“This is what he did to me,” she said. “Show them what you did to me, how you beat me up on Valentine’s Day. Here’s the proof,” she tells Ndevu.
“Here’s the proof. Beat me up while I’m seven months pregnant,” she said.
Ndevu can be heard denying the allegations and attempting to stop his wife from showing more images from her cell phone.
Last week, Women for Change, an organization against women abuse, announced that Chinsamy had pressed charges against Ndevu.
However, the rapper denied the allegations on Twitter, posting:
“Both mother and daughter took turns, choking me, tryna suffocate me. Now the weightlifting brother is threatening to kill me. Can I be single, please? I’m a man of peace. Somebody, please help! She even called the police on me twice, but I was completely innocent. They even took my weed. She says I hit her but it is the other way around, and she cusses at me.”
City Press reports that police spokesperson Mavela Masondo confirmed Ndevu’s arrest and subsequent court appearance.
“As per the case you provided, the police can confirm that the suspect handed himself to the police and he was charged with assault and taken to court where he was granted bail.
“He handed himself in on Wednesday, March 8, and he was taken to the Midrand Magistrates’ Court the same day,” he said.
According to the publication, there was no comment from both Ndevu or Chinsamy as their phones rang unanswered.